The Tennis thread


#7106

Europeans have a different concept of distance, and these days a lot of them have limited funds.


#7107

Not for soccer they don’t


#7108

What a shot to win the set


#7109

Apples and Oranges.
Soccer is very tribal and the lifeblood of most towns and cities.


#7110

Despite this, I reckon I’ve still seen quite a few Serie A matches with few people in the crowd. Outside England and the well known European sides, I wouldn’t think attendance numbers would be crash hot.


#7111

I like The French Open and I also like Aceman but I’m not sure I like some of his going early predictions.
Then again I like the fact he doesn’t sit on the fence when making early predictions.

I also like beer and Ash Barty winning tonight.


#7112

God, French can’t stand Nadal haha.


#7113

Serie A numbers are down due to cost and the monopoly Juve have on the league. I love Juve but it needs other sides to be competitive and even win the league to get some passion back amongst fans. In most other European leagues I believe crowd figures are up on the whole


#7114

Crucial break back for Rafa


#7115

Happens with monotonous regularity for Federer against Nadal - seems to always break back immediately.


#7116

Well, … There’s nothing much worse in Tennis than watching “Rafa” play, … except watching him play on Clay.

Painful exercise that is.


#7117

Game over


#7118

Rafa breaks after being 40-0 down


#7119

I get that his antics annoy plenty of people but watching him play is pure poetry. He does things out on court that I’ve never seen done before. I could watch him all day on any surface


#7120

And there is the second set


#7121

Roger not playing badly, Rafa just playing godly.


#7122

Rafa passing him at will and has noticeably gone up a gear


#7123

:sleeping:


#7124

Nice, solid win by Rafa but he will need to do more if he meets Novak in the final


#7125

Did you read much Dr Seuss as a child